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Game recap September 30: Jay Bruce got hot

Despite the Cardinals winning on a missed call on Thursday night, the Mets remained on the precipice of clinching – a win over the Phillies and a Pirate win over St. Louis would assure them at least one of the two wild card spots. With the postseason spot waiting to be claimed, Robert Gsellman got […]

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Game Recap September 27: Post-Traumatic Strep Reorder

Executive Summary Norse gods are rejuvenated by the strep throat bacterium. Mets 12, Marlins 1. Discussion and Analysis Noah Syndergaard started for the first time in eight days. While extra rest this late in the season is a good thing in itself, Thor appeared unaffected by his recent illness. The Marlins scored a lone fluky run off the Mets’ ace. Dee Gordon […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game Recap September 26: Marlins Honor Their Fallen Ace, Defeat Mets 7-3

Dee Gordon and the grieving Marlins beat the Mets 7-3 on Monday night in Miami, taking the field for the first time since the untimely death of ace Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old Fernandez and two close friends were killed in a boating accident early Sunday off of Miami Beach, a tragedy that sent shockwaves throughout […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 24: Close only counts in horseshoes and pre-replay neighborhood plays at second base

When the scoreboard flashed 10-0 in the fourth, some fans thought “no problem, we can come back. We’ve already seen record comebacks this week!” It’s one thing to dream about setting the record for biggest comeback in team history. After Terry Collins took out his four leading hitters, the replace-Mets did more than dream. They brought […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 23: Back on top

Coming off about a dramatic win as is possible, the Mets turned to Gabriel Ynoa in the second of their four-game set with the Phillies. Of course, no Met game would be complete without pregame news of a pitcher missing a start, and last night was no different as the Mets announced that Noah Syndergaard […]

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Game recap September 18: King of the jungle

Gabriel Ynoa handled himself admirably in his first MLB start as he struck out eight Twins while allowing a single walk over 4.2 innings. The series sweep of Minnesota was confirmed by the bats of T.J. Rivera and Michael Conforto, as Jerry Blevins earned the multi-inning save. Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares made guest appearances in […]

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Game recap August 3: Skip this one in the 2016 highlight reel

What Happened, In Two Sentences The Mets could have pounced early and turned this game in to a laugher. By the end, Mark Teixiera was laughing at them as the Yankees won 9-5. Mets Make Three Quick Runs Feel Bad If you missed the start to last night’s game, you might think the Mets excelled […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

The Mets’ Offense and the Burden of Context

Often, when watching a lot of games by the same baseball team, we might say things like “boy it sure feels like Bobby Ballplayer strikes out a lot on high fastballs,” or “golly it seems like Javier Hitter grounds into a double play every time there’s a runner on first.” Often, we seek to prove […]